by Phil Corless
This large B&B sits on a beautiful canal in the heart of Padre Island. A family of five or six will love the spacious two-bedroom suites that offer amazing views of the water. These third-floor suites contain a king bed in one room and two twin beds in another, as well as a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, and a private balcony over the water. On top of all that, each suite also contains a washer/dryer, ceiling fans, and a vacuum (which comes in handy after a day at the sandy beach). Kids will love the refreshing pool, and will also enjoy fishing from the back deck. Parents will love the lush tropical plants that accentuate the feeling of paradise. Each morning you’ll be served a fresh, home-cooked breakfast with breakfast tacos, eggs, sweet bread, sweet rolls, muffins, cinnamon cakes and lots of fruit.
The Fortuna Bay B&B is located in a quiet residential neighborhood about a mile off the main highway of Padre Island. It’s an area of canals, with the main canal leading to the Laguna Madre just five minutes away, where you can try your hand at fishing. There is a wide variety of shops and restaurants right down the street from the B&B, including burger, pizza, and taco eateries, as well as a few fine-dining establishments. You’re only 10 miles from the vast stretches of dunes, coastal prairies, and sandy beaches at Padre Island National Seashore, where kids can have fun with the free junior ranger program at the visitor’s center. A few miles north of your hotel is the brand new Schlitterbahn Water Park, which boasts nearly 400 acres of lazy rivers, water slides and wave pools. The B&B is a family-run accommodation, and the owners are more than happy to help you plan your sightseeing or recommend equipment rental for fishing or boating. With its gorgeous Padre Island location, huge apartment-style suites, and hearty breakfast, the Fortuna Bay B&B is the perfect choice for your family vacation in Corpus Christi.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Balcony over the water
- Fishing from the back deck
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
While it was a work trip-- to respond to Hurricane Harvey and the impacts to the Corpus area- Fortuna Bay was not only ideal, but a terrific place to stay and work.
For lodging, the apartments are beautiful and clustered along the waterfront and pool. The canal area of Padre Island makes having a boat a great place to stay. For fishing, a guide can easily come to Fortuna Bay, pick you up from the dock and have you on some great fishing spots in minutes.
The owner couldn't be more personable and enjoyable to talk and work with. Every morning, there is a breakfast in the apartment waiting for you and the evenings pretty much see a social hour by the pool and dock over the water.
An absolutely great place to stay for vacation or for working in the area.
Mike and his wonderful family took great care of us. This place is head and shoulders above the rest. Great service. Great atmosphere. Great views. Thanks Mike and family for making it so special. They really know how to make you feel welcome.